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Dr Keithellakpam Sanatombi

Designation: Assistant Professor (S-3)

Specialization: Plant Biotechnology

Contact: +91-9856133838

Email: ksanatombi [AT] rediffmail.com, ksanatombi [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

M.Sc.(Panjab University);  Ph.D.(Manipur University)

Website: http://manipuruniv.ac.in/faculty/71

Profile

 

  1. Name and full correspondence address: Keithellakpam Sanatombi, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University Canchipur, Imphal-795003

  2. Email(s) and contact number(s): ksanatombi [AT] rediffmail.com,

M: 9856133838

  1. Academic Qualification:

 

Examination

Board/Univ.

Subject

Year of

passing

Division

Matric/High

school

B.S.E.M.

Science, Maths, Soc. Sc., Manipuri, English

1994

I

Intermediate

(10+2)

C.B.S.E.

Physics, Chem., Biology, English, Paintg.

1996

I

B.Sc.

PANJAB UNIVERSITY

Chemistry, Botany, Zoology

2000

I

M.Sc.

PANJAB UNIVERSITY

Botany

2002

I

NET with JRF

CSIR

Life Sciences

2002

 

Ph.D

MANIPUR UNIVERSITY

Life Sciences Topic: In vitro propagation of some chilli varieties of Manipur

2008

 

 

  1. Post-Doctoral Experience:

  1. CSIR (Research Associate); Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University; 01-10- 2008 to 16-01-2009

 

  1. Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate, Fellowship received:

  1. Award of Merit by Panjab University Botanical Society, 2001

  2. JRF–NET & SRF-NET, CSIR (2003-2008)

  3. CSIR Research Associate (Oct., 2008- Jan., 2009)

  4. DBT Bio-CARE Research Scheme (2012- 2015)

 

  1. Teaching experience:

 

  1. Lecturer, Moirang College, Moirang, Manipur; From 16/01/2009 to 04/03/2009

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University, Imphal; From 05/03/2009 - till date

 

  1. Interest / Research Area: Plant Biotechnology; In vitro secondary metabolite production and genetic profiling of plants

 

  1. Refresher Courses/ Orientation course / Methodology Workshop:

 

  1. 16th Orientattion programme, HRDC, Manipuir University; 1st -29th August, 2012; sponsored by UGC.

  2. Refresher course in advances in chemistry, biochemistry and allied disciplines; HRDC, Manipuir University; 11th June-2nd July, 2015; sponsored by UGC.

  3. Hands-on Training Workshop on “Gene Cloning, Protein Biochemistry,Structure Biology and Bioinformatics”; Bioinformatics Centre, Tata Memorial Centre, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC); Navi Mumbai. 21st January- 1st February, 2019; sponsored by DBT.


 

  1. Publications:

Selected peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Keithellakpam Sanatombi and Sanatombi Rajkumari (2020) Effect of Processing on Quality of Pepper: A Review. Food Reviews International 36(6): 626-643. DOI: 10.1080/87559129.2019.1669161. (Journal Impact factor: 6. 043; Role: First and corresponding author).

  2. Sanatombi Rajkumari & K. Sanatombi (2020) Secondary metabolites content and essential oil composition of in vitro cultures of Zingiber montanum (Koenig) Link ex A. Dietr. Biotechnology Letters 42, 1237–1245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10529-020-02872-7. (Journal Impact factor: 2.716; Role: Corresponding author).

  3. Khaidem Chanu KabitaKeithellakpam Sanatombi Susheel Kumar Sharma (2020) Efficient enhancement of capsaicinoids biosynthesis in cell suspension cultures of Capsicum chinense Jacq. cv. ‘Umorok’ by elicitors and differential gene expression analysis of elicited cultures. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 141pages145–154. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-020-01775-9. (Journal Impact factor: 2.726; Role: Corresponding author).

  4. Nganthoi, M.; Sanatombi, K (2019) Artemisinin content and DNA profiling of Artemisia species of Manipur. South African Journal of Botany, 125:9-15. DOI:  10.1016/j.sajb.2019.06.027. (Journal Impact factor: 3.111; Role: Corresponding author).

  5. Kabita, K.C., Sharma, S.K. & Sanatombi, K. (2019) Analysis of capsaicinoid biosynthesis pathway genes expression in callus cultures of Capsicum chinense Jacq. cv. ‘Umorok’. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture. 137(3):565–573; https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-019-01591-w. (Journal Impact factor: 2. 726; Role: Corresponding author).

  6. Rajkumari, S. & Sanatombi, K. Genetic Diversity Analysis of Hedychium Species Based on RAPD and ISSR Markers. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40011-018-0976-y. (Journal Impact factor: N.A.; Role: Corresponding author).

  7. Rajkumari S., Sanatombi K. (2018) Nutritional Value, Phytochemical Composition and Biological Activities of Edible Curcuma Species: A Review. International Journal of Food Properties; 20(3): S2668-S2687. (Journal Impact factor: 3.388; Role: Corresponding author).

  8. Nganthoi M., Sanatombi K. (2018) Artemisinin production by callus and cell suspension culture of Artemisia nilagarica (C.B. Clarke) Pamp. International Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews; 7(1): 179-188. (Journal Impact factor: N.A.; Role: Corresponding author).

  9. Sanatombi, R. and Sanatombi K. (2017). Biotechnology of Zingiber montanum (Koenig) Link ex A. Dietr.: A review. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 4:1-4. (Journal Impact factor: 3.945; Role: Corresponding author).

  10. Sanatombi, K., and Sharma G.J. (2012). In vitro regeneration of Capsicum chinense Jacq. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy. Vol. 6 (1): 66-72. (Journal Impact factor: N.A.; Role: First author).

  11. Sanatombi K., Sen-Mandi S., & Sharma G.J.(2010). DNA profiling of Capsicum landraces of Manipur. Scientia Horticulturae 124: 405-408. (Journal Impact factor: 4.342; Role: First author).

  12. Sanatombi K. & Sharma G.J.(2008). In vitro plant regeneration in six cultivars of Capsicum spp. using different explants. Biologia Plantarum, 52(1): 141-145. (Journal Impact factor: 1.747; Role: First author).

  13. Sanatombi K. & Sharma G.J. (2008). In vitro propagation of Capsicum chinense Jacq. Biologia Plantarum 52 (3): 517-520. (Journal Impact factor: 1.747; Role: First author).

  14. Sanatombi K. & Sharma G.J.(2008). Capsaicin content and pungency of different Capsicum spp. cultivars. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 36(2):88-90. (Journal Impact factor: 1.249; Role: First author).

  15. Sanatombi, K., and Sharma, G.J. (2007). Micropropagation of Capsicum frutescens L. using axillary shoot explants, Scientia Horticulturae., 113(1): 96-99. (Journal Impact factor: 4.342; Role: First author).

  16. Sanatombi K. & Sharma G.J.(2007). Micropropagation of Capsicum annuum L. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 35(1):57-64. (Journal Impact factor: 1.249; Role: First author).

  17. Sanatombi, K., and Sharma, G.J. (2006). In vitro regeneration and mass multiplication of Capsicum annuum L. J. Food Agric. Environ., 4(1): 205-208. (Journal Impact factor: N.A.; Role: First author).

 

  1. Book chapters published:

  1. Rajkumari S., Sanatombi K. (2018) In Vitro Production of Some Important Secondary Metabolites from Zingiber Species. In: Kumar N. (eds) Biotechnological Approaches for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Springer, Singapore

  2. Rajkumari S., Sanatombi K. (2016) Biodiversity and Conservation of Medicinal Plants. In: Medicinal plants and its Therapeutic Uses. Birla Kshetrimayum, OMICS Group eBooks, USA; pp 1-7.

  3. Nganthoi M., Sanatombi K. (2019) “Biodiversity and ethnobotany of the genus Artemisia in Manipur” in Medicinal Plants- Exploration, Evaluation and Utilization: 1, 1-12, Pointer Publishers, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

  1. Research Projects Completed:

  1. In vitro culture of cassumunar zinger (Zingiber montanum Koenig link ex Dietr) for secondary metabolite production. DBT (BioCARE sheme for women Scientists) project. 25-01-2012 to 24-04-2015. Role- Principal Investigator.

  2. In vitro culture of Strobilanthes flaccidifollius Nees. for indigo production. SERB (Fastract scheme for young scientists). 10-07- 2012 to 09-07-2015. Role- Principal Investigator.

  3. In vitro culture of Capsicum chinense Jacq. cv. ‘Umorok’ for capsaicin production. DBT (Agricultural Biotechnology). 05- 06-2013 to 04- 06-2016. Role- Principal Investigator.

  4. Production of capsaicin from cell suspension cultures of Capsicum chinense Jacq. in bioreactor and enhancement with elicitors. Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), CORE RESEARCH GRANT; 13-02-2020 to 12-02-2023; Role- Principal Investigator

  1. Paper presented in Seminars/Conferences:

  1. Chilli cultivars of Manipur: potential sources of capsaicinoids. National Conference on Recent Trends in Natural Products Chemistry and Other Frontier Areas of Chemistry. 15-16th March, 2011; orgd. by Department of Chemistry, Manipur University

  2. Assessment of Genetic Diversity of Seven Capsicum Landraces Of Manipur Using Morphological And Molecular Markers. International conference on natural resources management and technology trends. 27-29th March, 2017. orgd. By Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University, In collaboration with SLNA for Watershed Management, Planning Department, Govt. of Manipur

  3. Phytochemical properties, antioxidant activity and colour contents of different Capsicum chinense Jacq.cv. ‘Umorok’ samples. National seminar on science and technology for national development. 2-4th April, 2017. orgd. By Indian Science Congress Association Imphal chapter and Manipur University

  1. Number of Ph.D. Students guiding:     Four (4)

  1. Ms. Rajkumari Lunphasana Devi (Registration No. 3693/17);

  2. Ms. Oinam Priyoda Devi (Registration No. 3676/17);

  3. Ms. Sanasam Thoibi Devi (Registration No. 4202/19; CSIR JRF-NET); and

  4. Mr. Thomas T. K. Tungnung (Registration No. 4654/21; CSIR JRF-NET)

  1. Number of Ph.D. Students guided: Three (3)

  1. M. Nganthoi Devi (Ph. D. Registration No. 2993/12); Title of thesis: DNA profiling and in vitro culture of some Artemisia species; Degree awarded (25th September, 2018)

  2. Sanatombi Rajkumari, (Ph. D. Registration No. 3102/13); Title of thesis: In vitro culture of Zingiber montanum (Koenig) Link ex A. Dietr.; Degree awarded (2nd April, 2019)

  3. Khaidem Kabita Chanu (Registration No. 3412/15); Title of thesis: Studies on the capsaicin production from in vitro cultures of Capsicum chinense Jacq. Cv. Umorok; Thesis submitted (April 30, 2022)

  1. P.G. dissertation guided:

    Sl.

    No.

    Name of the student and affiliation

    Degree awarded

    1.  

     

    Ms. Nandeibam Apana Devi, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2012)

    1.  

    Mr. Heikrujam Thoihen Meitei, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2012)

    1.  

    Ms. Chongtham Joyshree, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2013)

    1.  

    Ms. Jonita Chongtham, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2013)

    1.  

    Ms. Thangjam Ronie Devi, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2014)

    1.  

    Ms. Khaidem Kabita Chanu, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2014)

    1.  

    Mr. Okram Aswini Kumar Singh, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2014)

    1.  

    Ms. Melody Gonmei, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2016)

    1.  

    Ms. Loyalembi Sairem, Osmania University College for Women (Autonomous), Hyderabad

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2017)

    1.  

    Mr. Tongbram Ashok, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2017)

    1.  

    Mr. SurjitSoram, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2017)

    1.  

    Ms. Nongmaithem Jeebika Devi, Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2018)

    1.  

    Ms. Maithuanliu Diamei, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2018)

    1.  

    Ms. Oinam Penju, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Madras Christian College, Chennai

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2018)

    1.  

    Mr. Thangoumang Guite, Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University.

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2020)

    1.  

    Mutum Rattan Meitei

    Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University.

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2021)

    1.  

    Kadiolu Asha Gonmei

    Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University.

    P.G.Degree awarded

    (2021)

  2. Contribution towards conduct of MOOCs course:

  1. Course Coordinator for MOOCs course “Plant Biochemistry and Plant Biotechnology” (40 modules); SWAYAM Portal (https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/cec21_bt03/preview); Duration: January 2019 - June 2019; January 2021- June 2021

  2. Course Coordinator for MOOCs course “Cell Biology” (40 modules); SWAYAM Portal (https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/cec19_bt12/preview); Duration: July 2019-November 2019; July 2020-November 2020

  1. E-content or MOOCs module/lecture (developed in 4 quadrants): 59

  1. Memberships in Scientific bodies:

    1. Life Member “Indian Science Congress Association”

    2. Life Member “Society of Biological Chemist (India)”